515y6ylavcl-_sx322_bo1204203200_Title: The Many Deaths of the Black Company
(The fourth and final Black Company omnibus)
Author: Glen Cook
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5

The two novels in this omnibus mark a fitting conclusion to the annals of the Black Company.  There were some loose ends and incompletely explained events, but that works with the “life is messy and confusing” vibe that permeates the series. Though there were a few clunkers in the series (the omnibus before this one was unimpressive), I’ve become attached enough to this band of morally ambiguous mercenaries that the many deaths promised in the title were truly moving. Enough of the company is left alive that the author can continue the series if he ever gets the urge, but they are clearly moving into a new phase of their existence and I’m content to wish them good luck as they continue their tradition of a brotherhood involved in conflicts where “darkness battles darkness.”

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